Tyler Spear went into Wednesday’s MIAA cross country championship meet looking to take his place among Loyola Blakefield’s stable of championship runners.

Mission accomplished. Spear was the first to cross the finish line on a cold and windy afternoon at Oregon Ridge Park, leading the Dons to a four-peat as team champs.

Spear clocked 15 minutes, 58.4 seconds at the Cockeysville course, distancing runner-up Mikey Singer from McDonogh School and Calvert Hall College’s Pat Dunk (16:24.4).  The Dons finished with 37 points in the team standings with the Cardinals and St. Paul’s (B team champ) in second and third, respectively.

The reign continues for the Dons thanks to Spear, a junior, who hasn’t lost in league competition this fall. He’s third straight meet winner from the Towson school, joining 2011 champ Kevin Corbusier and Matt Jablonsi, who won the 2010 and 2009 crowns.

Jablonski is a redshirt freshman at the University of Oregon. Corbusier is a freshman at Villanova.

“I finished kind of thinking I’m part of the Loyola club,” said Spear. “It’s kind of a big deal to me, personally, because now I can say I’m one of those guys who were able to do it, too.”

Monday at Oregon Ridge Park, Ellie Gonzalez continued her reign as IAAM champion, clocking 18:19. Archbishop Spalding (A conference), Bryn Mawr School (B) and Garrison Forest (C) were team champions.

Click here for MIAA and IAAM meet results from Running Maryland.